Mountain Vistas and Waterfall Hikes

      Asheville, NC, USA

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      352 reviews
      Aug 15 - 17, 2022
      Group size: 30 - 40
      Mountain Vistas and Waterfall Hikes
      Asheville, NC, USA

      • Email address verified
      352 reviews

      Aug 15 - 17, 2022
      Group size: 30 - 40

      About this trip

      This trip offers a summer visit to the Mountains of North Carolina while the days are long and a little cooler than coastal NC!  Trip features include a guided  waterfall hike, visits to mountain towns, the famous LaZoom Comedy Trolley Tour of Historic Asheville and a visit to Chimney Rock State Park for beautiful views.  Asheville has long been known for its vibrant culinary scene and our hotel location in downtown Asheville offers the opportunity to experience dining for any taste and  budget!  **Be sure to read the itinerary below for all the trip details.  

      Ability Level

      Helpful details for the guided waterfall hike are:  There is one guide per 10 people.  Hiking sticks, water and snacks are provided.  You can hike as little as a mile or as much as 5 miles with the chance to see 2-5 waterfalls.  

      Vaccination status

      Proof of vaccination is required with a preference of two vaccines and at least one booster.  Masks are optional on the bus.  

      What’s included

      • Travel by Motorcoach
      • Accommodations
        At the Cambria in Downtown Asheville
      • Waterfall hike
        Includes transfer on vans to trailheads, hiking poles, guides, water, snacks and rain ponchos if needed.
      • Trolley Tour
        On the LaZoom Comedy Tour of Historic Asheville
      • Admission
        To Chimney Rock State Park
      • Box Lunch
        From Caterer for Chimney Rock State Park
      • Tour coordinaiton
        By Patty and escorted by Patty
      • Extras
        Snacks and water on the bus

      Available Packages

      Double package - 2 people sharing a room

      This package is a per person price for two people sharing a room.  Click 2 on the drop down bar.  

      Single Package - 1 person per room

      This package is for a solo traveler, being the only person in the room.  Click  1 on the drop down bar.  



      3 Days/2 Nights
      Mountain Visits and Waterfall Hikes

      DAY ONE:

      7am - Morning Departure from Compass Pointe.  BYOB lunch or wait until we arrive in Black Mountain for lunch.  Patty will provide snacks and water on the bus.  

      Approx. 1pm - including time for rest stop breaks.  Arrive in Black Mountain for town exploration.  Visitor information, maps and "must sees" will be provided. 

      We will spend about 3 hours in Black Mountain and then make the 20 minute drive to the Asheville hotel.  Check-in and enjoy visiting the hotel's rooftop bar and dining on your own that evening.   Patty will provide lots of choices! 

      DAY TWO:

      8:30am- load on vans and travel to waterfall trailheads.  This experience averages 4 hours.   Return to hotel at approximately 1:30pm.  Have a late lunch on your own, rest or explore downtown a little before the 4pm Lazoom Comedy Trolley Tour. This is a 90 minute narrated tour.  Dinner that evening is on your own and again , lots of choices will be offered.  

      DAY THREE:  

      9am - Depart Asheville and make the 45 minute trip to Chimney Rock State Park.  Here a ranger educates us about this park, the views and the 500 million year old "chimney rock" followed by time to explore and view on your own.  Pick up box lunches and head back to the coast.

      Approximate arrival time to Compass Pointe - 7pm

      Your Organizer

      352 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!


      Super trip! Patty and her bus driver Donny are wonderful! Patty always gives us a great time with snacks on the way, water bottles throughout the day to keep us hydrated. The homes, gardens and historic sites we saw were well worth it. A great day trip. Be sure to see Beaufort, NC.
      By Alice T for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 04, 2024
      We had a great time! Donny was the best bus driver and Patty was an awesome event organizer! Hope to go on another fabulous bus trip soon!
      By Diana P for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 01, 2024
      Patty always runs a first class trip. Luxury coach, snack and water; rest area stops on longer trips. Patty provides tons of information in advance on the trip itself and area. Always enjoy her trips!
      By Susan S for Old Homes Tour and More on Jun 30, 2024
      We had a wonderful time. Met some great people from other communities and enjoyed the bus ride, as well as the accommodations, tours and eateries. Patty is a great host with lots of helpful advice, attention to our needs, and tips for travel. We look forward to another trip with Patty in the future!! Deb & Mark Delekto
      By Debra D for Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly on Jun 19, 2024
      We had a great time. This is my 6th trip with Patty. Another great job!
      By Elaine D for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
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